We’re delighted to announce that Stuart Abbott has been promoted to partner here at Lithgow Perkins.

Formerly our trusts and tax manager, Stuart will now work alongside partner Joe Taylor on tax advice and planning for current and new clients.

He will also be developing our sister company LP Probate Services, as well as supporting the next generation of accountants undertaking an apprenticeship here with us.

A former student of King James’s School in Knaresborough, Stuart had been working as an engineer installer of photocopiers and printers when he decided to consider a different career path. He had always been strong at Maths at school, and thought he’d like to work with numbers.

Stuart joined Lithgow Perkins as a trainee in 2004. After completing his AAT and ACA qualifications in 2012, he began to specialise in personal tax, trusts and estates.

He said: “Lithgow Perkins has always been a great place to work and develop my career in accountancy, so I am delighted to be promoted to the role of partner.

“One of the things I most enjoy about the job is working closely with our clients. I’m looking to continue building trusted and long-standing relationships with the individuals and companies we work with.”

Investing in the future

Stuart is our latest employee to progress to partner level after joining the firm as a trainee. Last year, former apprentices Tom Lowry and Tom Rhodes joined partners Robert Horner, Mike Briggs and Joe Taylor in leading the company.

Joe said: “As a long-standing company, we recognise the importance to our future of investing in the career development of our junior staff members.

“Stuart is an example of the success of this approach. He has become an invaluable member of our team. He has outstanding knowledge and expertise in his specialist areas, and strong relationships with many of our clients. His promotion is thoroughly deserved.”